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TUMMIES DUMMIES Female fashion dummies blasted for being the size of severely under-weight women

SHOP dummies for female clothes are the size of severely underweight women on average, a study found.

The fashion mannequins have been blasted for being too skinny and for promoting dangerous body ideals.

Skinny fashion dummies have been blasted for promoting dangerous body ideals

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Skinny fashion dummies have been blasted for promoting dangerous body ideals

Researchers measured male and female dummies at fashion chains in two cities.

All the  female ones resembled underweight bodies  and were “ultra-thin” on average, according to the  study published in The Journal of  Eating Disorders.

Only eight per cent of   male mannequins represented an underweight body size, the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society found.

Study revealed all female dummies were ‘ultra-thin’ on average

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Study revealed all female dummies were ‘ultra-thin’ on average

The researchers concluded  the body size of mannequins  advertising female fashion would be considered “medically unhealthy” in humans.

Dr Eric Robinson  led the study after shoppers  noticed  some mannequins  were  “disturbingly thin”.

He said: “We of course are not saying that altering the size of high street fashion mannequins will on its own ‘solve’ body image problems.

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